Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship at the University of Roehampton, UK

The Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship is now open. The Postgraduate research studentships are targeted to new students applying PhD degree in relevant fields. The winners will receive benefit of fully-funded scholarship which is tenable for three years. The application deadline is 30 June 2016.

Scholarship Description
The University of Roehampton is pleased to make its annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship open to a general call for research topics in the field of children’s literature. This will be awarded to a postgraduate PhD student working in the field of children’s literature or creative writing for children. The Jacqueline Wilson Scholar will be based in the award-winning National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) with access to the Children’s Literature Collection and archives, and will join a lively community of researchers, writers and students.

Award Value
This fully funded scholarship will cover home/EU fees of £4,121 for Home/EU students and maintenance of £16,296 p.a. in 2016/17 for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD degree in the field that include, but are not limited to: philosophy; theory; historical fiction; landscape; domestic spaces; memory; reading.

Place of Study
At the University of Roehampton, UK

Eligibility and Criteria
The Department is looking for candidates of the highest quality, capable of submitting a Ph.D. thesis within 3 years. Applicants should have completed an MA degree in a relevant subject, such as children’s literature, reading or memory, prior to the start of the studentship. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and fluency in spoken and written English that meets the university’s entrance criteria for doctoral study.

Applicants’ Nationality
International students are welcome to apply.
Application Instruction Application packs can be found here: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Courses/Graduate-School/Application-Packs/

Important Dates
– Deadline for applications: 30th June 2016
– Interviews will be held on 7th July 2016

Contact Details
For further information or for informal discussion please contact Professor David Rudd: d.rudd@roehampton.ac.uk

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